Chris Schluep
Chris Schluep
Chris spent more than a dozen years editing books in New York before moving west. He reads all the time, but there are certainly worse ways to make a living. Chris lives in Seattle with his wife, his two sons, and a cat named Little. Aside from reading, he enjoys fishing, writing, and cooking.

Recent posts by Chris


Edward Luce Discusses His New Book "The Retreat of Western Liberalism"

Edward Luce's new book is getting a lot of attention lately and for good reason. At the least, it's an informative look at the current state of world politics and economics. But it's also a thought-provoking warning that history is not guaranteed.

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Author Robyn Harding on How Not to Throw a Sweet Sixteen Party

We're always curious how authors get their ideas, so we asked Robyn Harding to tell us about the origins of The Party.

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More Cowbell - What to Read After "Hillbilly Elegy"

J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy has spent a long time near the top of the Amazon bestsellers list. Readers have turned to the book to try to understand how we got to where we are, and sometimes more specifically, how Donald Trump got to where he is. There was a point...

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Bookmark It

As David Byrne sings: "I don't know what you expect staring into the TV set." That seems like a good sentiment heading into the weekend. It also happens that it's a lyric from the Talking Heads' song "Burning Down the House," which I've been singing on a loop since I...

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The Best Mysteries and Thrillers of June

There's something for everyone in this month's Best Mysteries and Thrillers list.

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The Best History Books of June

There are some excellent history books coming out this June. Here's a sample.

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A List of Books to Consider on Memorial Day

This Memorial Day I thought I'd look back at books about soldiers--some fiction, some nonfiction--that have made an impression on me or people I know. Here is a list of books to consider on Memorial Day.

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Farewell, Roger Moore

For many of us growing up, he was our Bond.

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"Wait, I Wrote a Thriller?" by Alan Drew

Alan Drew, a literary author and teacher, describes how he ended up writing a thriller that Lee Child called "a home run."

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Comparing Oranges to Giraffes: A Conversation with Dennis Lehane

It was good to sit down with Lehane to talk about his new psychological thriller--we also discussed film and tv writing, his move from Boston to LA, and where his ideas come from (or don't come from).

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